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Job Title:  Chief Information Officer
Agency:  Office of Personnel Management
Job Announcement Number:  13-SES-005-CEG

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$119,554.00 to $179,700.00 / Per Year
Thursday, May 09, 2013 to Thursday, May 30, 2013
Full Time - Senior Executive Service (SES)
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map
US Citizens and Status Candidates


The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is looking for a dynamic and energetic leader to join their Senior Executive Service (SES) Corps.

The SES is comprised of the men and women charged with leading the continuing transformation of government. These leaders possess well-honed executive skills and share a broad perspective of government and a public service commitment which is grounded in the Constitution.

This position is located at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in Washington, D.C. Under the broad direction of the Director, Office of Personnel Management, the incumbent oversees all information technology plans and policies for the Agency, and is responsible for all telecommunications functions throughout OPM.


  • U.S. Citizen
  • Resume (cover letter optional)
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service


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• Manages the design, development, installation and implementation of information technology and automated systems to support OPM's Governmentwide personnel management, administrative and financial management programs.

• Ensures the development, implementation, and enforcement of comprehensive information technology standards, policies and regulations, including compliance with OMB Information Management Resources productivity and cost-effectiveness initiatives and GSA Federal Information Resources Management Regulations.

• Approves and provides leadership in the selection and acquisition of all data telecommunications and integrated office automation systems equipment and services throughout OPM.

• Establishes Agencywide policy on telecommunications matters, including long range plans for voice and data telecommunications.

• Develops Agency information technology policy, integrating information technology planning with Agencywide budget and program planning activities.

• Administers OPM's Freedom of Information Act and internal Privacy Act programs.

• Provides report and forms management services, policies and procedures.

• Manages OPM's IT security program.

• Drives strategic IT transformation that improves alignment between technology initiatives and business goals and fosters a proactive and flexible IT organization and infrastructure that can respond quickly to changing business needs.

• Leads efforts to support business process improvement by identifying and developing the capability to use new tools and technologies that are more effective, efficient, and capable of adapting to an ever-changing environment.

• Fosters an environment that embraces innovation to identify new ways to use technology to create efficiency, improve manageability, and cut hardware costs.

• Coordinates enterprise IT investment strategy, capital planning and budget execution with an eye toward driving efficiency and optimizing value and service delivery for stakeholders.


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The Executive Core Qualifications are required for entry to the Senior Executive Service. To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show in your resume that you possess the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs).


ECQ 1-LEADING CHANGE: The ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

ECQ 2-LEADING PEOPLE: The ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.

ECQ 3-RESULTS DRIVEN: The ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

ECQ 4-BUSINESS ACUMEN: The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

ECQ 5-BUILDING COALITIONS: The ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

OPM's Guide to the Senior Executive Service Qualifications provides detailed information on the Executive Core Qualifications.

Please ensure that your resume emphasizes your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of programs managed and your program accomplishments, including the results of your actions relating to the qualifications described above.

Please DO NOT submit separate statements addressing the ECQs as they will not be considered.

•  Experience providing leadership in an information resources management environment, including demonstrated expertise in PC-based information systems and software applications, mainframe systems, local area networks, and modernization of legacy systems to current technologies.

•  Demonstrated ability to plan, develop and implement innovative approaches to enterprise-wide information technology management.

•  Ability to foster and sustain cooperation and coordination of information services across organizational lines.

•  Demonstrated ability to manage voice/data telecommunications systems and large HR database development and support.

•  Thorough knowledge of management principles and practices and demonstrated ability to apply this knowledge in directing an organization, and in performing the role of program representative before diverse audiences.




You will be evaluated on the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience, and education. Resumes will be evaluated by a rating and ranking panel, and highly qualified candidates may be invited to participate in a structured interview and undergo a reference check. The OPM Executive Resources Board (ERB) will review results and make recommendations on final selections to the approving authority.

Unless you have already been certified by a Qualifications Review Board (QRB) in the past, your ECQs must be certified by a QRB before appointment can occur.


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The Office of Personnel Management offers a number of exceptional benefits to most of its employees. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered:


• Salary for Senior Executive Service positions varies depending on qualifications.
• Selected candidate will be subject to a one-year probationary period in the Senior Executive Service unless required probationary has been served.
• Selected candidate is required to file a Financial Disclosure Report, SF-278 within 30 days after his/her appointment, in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978.
• Occasional travel may be required.
• Relocation expenses will not be paid.
• Veteran's Preference does not apply to the Senior Executive Service.


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Your complete application package must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST on Thursday, May 30, 2013.

To begin click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register and submit all required documents.

To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account at and click on "Application Status." Click on the position title, and then select Apply Online to continue.

We strongly encourage you to apply online. If you cannot apply online, you may FAX your resume, assessment questionnaire, and supporting documents to (478) 757-3144. You must print a copy of OPM Form 1203-FX and document your responses to the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire. You must use the official FAX coversheet found here and cite Vacancy Identification Number 872990.


1. Résumé (and optional cover letter) - Format is at the discretion of the applicant but must show that you possess the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and other qualifications.

Your resume should also include the following:

  • Vacancy Identification Number 872990
  • Full name, mailing and email addresses, day and evening telephone numbers
  • Educational information, including the name, city and state of colleges or universities you attended, as well as the type of degree received. Report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (
  • Information about your paid and nonpaid work experiences related to this position including: job title, duties and accomplishments, employer's name and address, duration of employment, and salary
  • You may also include information about honors, awards, and special accomplishments.
  • 2. Other Documents

  • Please complete and submit the form "Demographic Information on Applicants" (Used to determine if our recruitment efforts are reaching all segments of the population, consistent with Federal equal employment opportunity laws. Your voluntary responses are treated confidentially and are not released to the panel rating the applications, to the selecting official, to anyone else who can affect your application, or to the public.)
  • Graduates of an approved SES Candidate Development Program must include a copy of their OPM certification of eligibility.
  • Current or former career SES members must submit documentation of their SES status.
  • If a current Federal employee, a copy of a recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, that indicates Federal status, grade, tenure, and type of service.
  • Please do not submit any additional information not requested above. Extraneous materials such as separate statements addressing the ECQs WILL NOT be considered.

    Note: Applications mailed in franked government envelopes will not be considered for this position.


    Carmen E. Garcia
    Phone: (202)606-4999
    Agency Information:
    OPM Human Resources
    1900 E Street NW
    Room 1469
    Washington, DC


    Our evaluation will be based on the information you provide. You should expect that we will verify performance, suitability and security information and take that information into account in making employment offers. You will be notified of the outcome after final approval of the selectee.

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